Monday, November 29, 2010

Gimme a Break-Sketch 2

Hola Amigas! Can you believe we are so close to DECEMBER! YIKES! Well its time for a new Gimme a Break Sketch Challenge.Here is my take on Courtney's sketch.
I didn't add any embellishments as I usually would because it would have been to overwhelming. The metal sheet background was enough (in my opinion).
RECIPE: Stampin UP
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Christ is Born
Accessories: Petals a Plenty EF, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Metal Sheet (non-SU)
Friday, November 26, 2010

Gimme A Break (GAB)-Finally Friday Challenge

Hola Amigas! New Design Team, New Challenges. Please go to Gimme A Break to see challenges posted on Manic Mondays and Finally Fridays. Today's challenge is to add SPARKLE. Considering we like all the BLING BLING that Stampin UP offers that's an easy take.
Here is my take. I covered the snowflake in Dazzling Diamonds.
I might have to add a sentiment to the hat!?
So how many of you went out before sunrise this morning? NOT ME! Hope you will play with me today and add SPARKLE. Please upload here.
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red (sponging on edges)
Accessories: Top Note Die, Owl Punch (eyes), Snowflake punch, Stampin Pastels (cheeks), Rhinestone brads, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamp A Holics 147-Inspiration Challenge

Hola Amigas! How are you? Did everyone eat enough turkey? I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving gathering(s) as much as we did. Well its Friday and that means time to play with the Stamp A Holics. This week its an Inspiration Challenge.
I was running out of time. I was really indecisive about the sentiment. What do you think? How can I make the sentiment part better?
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red (textured), Whisper White
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die, Oval Large (42 in IB&C), Basic Black brads, 1 3/4 circle punch
Monday, November 22, 2010

Gimme A Break Manic Monday-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas. My friend Courtney Johnston has created a NEW challenge blog. Gimme A Break will feature Manic Monday and Finally Friday Challenges. I hope you will come and play with us. Today she has a sketch challenge. Here is my take on the challenge.
I like the difference the White Gel Pen makes on the eyes and mouth.
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired)
Ribbon: Rose Red
Stamp: Holiday Lineup, Four the Holidays
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Markers (Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Real Red), Crystal Effects
Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hola Amigas. We have a great Blog Hop today. If you are on my blog you just came from Martha's Blog. What did you think of her projects using Holiday Lineup. Cute, huh? Well today I will be sharing 3 projects. My first is a Snowman Kit ornament. I got this idea from buying Solimar and Joaquin a kit last year. It is really cute. It came with a book and a scarf, a carrot, charcoal buttons and a top hat. What do you think? I put inside everything you would need to make a snowman and of course some snow...I made 24 different one using retired DSP and ribbon. These will be sold at my upcoming Craft Fair. My next is a card I made using Holiday Lineup.
My last project is a Bingo Card set. I made 24 of these for Solimar's classmates. I used the Jolly Bingo Bits and Bingo Card found in the Holiday Mini. Call me to order yours today!
Now off to Maria's Blog. Have Fun!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DCBD #203-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas! It's time to play with the Divas. This week its a Sketch Challenge. I wamted to do Holiday card with all the Holiday Spirit everywhere you go...why not? So what do you think of Rudolph's early appearance?
Paper: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Ink: Poppy Parade
Stamp: Many Merry Messages
Accessories: In Color Glimmer Brads, Chocolate Chip Marker, Owl Punch, Snowflake Punch
Monday, November 15, 2010


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Happy Birthday Mrs. Coecliff

Saturday was Solimar's teacher's birthday. Friday the students and her mom gave her a surprise party in school. I made purple cupcakes (her favorite color) and someone else make chocolate chip cookies...and more. This is a small gift we made for her.This is card and treat box in one...
This is a notecard stationary set.

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP (retired), Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Oppulence (retired), Pale Plum (retired), Cardstock Vellum, Window Sheets
Stamp: Monogram Sweet, Oval All, All A Flutter (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry (retired), Old Olive
Accessories: Punches (Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 circle)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Moments DT

Hola Amigas! I made The Moments Design Team.
My first challenge for today's GRAND OPENING is a Criss Cross Card.I hope you will play along.You will need to pieces of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score both pieces at 5 1/2.

Take each piece of cardstock and cut a diagnol from the score line to the bottom left for the first piece and from the score line to the bottom right for the second piece.

You should have two pieces that look like the above.
Add adhesive to ONE rectangle and adhere the two piece together.
This is what it should look like. Make sure the diagnols point downwards.
Take your DSP and cut it on a diagnol. I like using double sided DSP so that you can have two different coordinating patterns on your card.

Adhere these to our diagnols. You will flip one so that they fit.After adhering both pieces of DSP you will add sticky strip as shown above.

We are almost DONE!

You will then need 2 pieces of cardstock for your insert. Your first piece will be a coordinating color measuring 3 3/4 x 5 1/4. PLEASE NOTE: if you add a tab as shown in my sample the inserts will need to be trimmed so it does not hang out of the card. Your second piece will be a neutral piece of cardstock measuring 3 1/2 x 5. You can choose to corner round punch the top corners. I also added a Round Tab punch to the top of my insterts.

You will also make a belly band (if you choose). It measures 1 1/2 x 12.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Designs 202-Color Challenge

Good Morning Amigas! It's Wednesday and you know what that means. Time for another Diva Coffee Break Designs Challenge. I love color challenges. I do have to say that this one was a little difficult for me. So I kept it simple. I also like to show different ways to use our stamps. Here I use the leaf from Paisley Prints to make a simple wreath. What do you think? So what has everyone been up to on these COLD days? Solimar has birthday parties and playdates and MORE. Joaquin is just having fun with ME his Mama. Yesterday he helped me rake the front yard. He has his own rake so he would make piles and then jump or lay in them. Of course he then found mud under the his swing set (YES WE HAVE HIS AND HERS) and rolled in it and played with it...What FUN to be a kid.

Make sure you play with us over at Diva Coffee Break Designs.
Paper: Old Olive, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Stamp: Paisley Prints (Holiday Mini 2010)
Ribbon, Tangerine Tango (retired)
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper EF, Big Shot

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

Hello Amigas! Are you ready for an AMAZING Blog Tour? I will be featuring Season of Hugs found in the current Holiday Mini.
My first project is a criss cross card.
My second project...

SAH 144 Color Challenge

Good Morning! It's time for another challenge with the Stamp A Holics. I know we usually post on Fridays but this weekend is the The Royal Blog Tour and alot of us are participants. How is your week winding down? Solimar has 3 days off this week...Of course they are filled with playdates. This weekend she has a birthday party to go to...She is just a Social Butterfly.
This week we have a Color Challenge.

This is my take on the challenge. What do you think? The frame was TOO TEDIOUS!
Well I hope you will come back on Friday and take a stroll on the The Royal Blog Tour.

Paper: River Rock, Marina Mist, Bridesmaid DSP (retired), Jolly Holiday DSP (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp: Because I Care (Hostess Level 1)
Accessories: Linen Thread, buttons

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scarecrow Goody Bags

What do you think? Aren't they the cutest bags? I made these for Solimar's teacher. She put her Halloween goodies inside for all her students. I made 10 boys and 14 girls.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Clue #4

Monday, November 1, 2010

RBT Clue #3

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